Fine dining with a twist
The award-winning Thistle Restaurant harks back to an era of fine dining when people dressed for dinner.
In fact, our guests like it so much that they do dress up – and expect other diners to enter into the spirit as well. So it is the only restaurant in Port Alfred with a dress code – smart, but no need for coat and tails.
It is also one of a handful of Eastern Cape restaurants to be featured in the annual Diners Club Winelist Awards.
Although arriving in a dress suit is the kind of twist that Chef Debby and her food-loving team in the kitchen would appreciate.
You will be able to see them in action through a glass wall built specially to infuse a different taste to the experience. Fine dining is never boring at the Royal St. Andrews!
All the dishes are infused with flavours, textures and combinations which are out of the ordinary.
Just like the décor of the historic Royal St. Andrews hotel through which you will stroll on your way to the Thistle Restaurant.
An eclectic mix of comfortable upholstered chairs, period pieces, modern furniture, subtle lighting and soft background music set the scene as you walk in.
On the tables you will find crystal glasses, linen napkins and silver cutlery – all setting the tone for a fine dining experience